Written and directed by Zachary Wigon and starring John Gallagher, Jr., (HBO’s “The Newsroom,” “Short Term 12”) as Cody and
Kate Lyn Sheil (“House of Cards,” “You’re Next”) as Virginia “The heart machine” tracks two parallel journeys that show how digital media can complicate modern love. We’re meant to explore the evolving relationship between physical and emotional intimacy, isolation in the urban hive, and the seduction of hiding behind a screen.
This modern mystery tells the story of how Cody and Virginia fall in love online despite the distance between them. Through an interrelated series of events, Cody suspects that Virginia might not actually live in Berlin, which she claims, and may even live in the same city as he does. He embarks on a quest to find the truth. Love and intimacy in our well-connected era, an ongoing debate and great fodder for storytelling.
“The heart machine” opens on Friday, October 24th in New York at Cinema Village and will also be available on Video On Demand platforms.